Foundation / Corporation
Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation
05/27/20 11:59 PM
Grants of up to $25,000 to Massachusetts and New York nonprofit organizations in eligible counties for support during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Funding is intended to provide short-term assistance for organizations and services rendered on behalf of young people up to age 26 affected by intellectual and learning disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. Funded services must benefit residents in Barnstable, Dukes, Essex, and Nantucket Counties in Massachusetts; and Erie and Niagara Counties in New York.
In light of the jarring realities of COVID-19 and the havoc it has wrought on local communities, the Peter & Elizabeth Tower Foundation has diverted all of its 2020 grant dollars to pandemic response. Just over half of these dollars were donated to community response efforts, and the remainder will be used to make grants to individual and partnering community-based organizations.
Instead of its usual programmatic grants, the Foundation will make general support grants to local organizations and collaborative efforts with a programmatic presence in its funding geography that serve children, adolescents, and/or young adults ages 0-26 affected by intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, mental illness, and/or substance use disorders. For a definition of each of these disability/disorder related terms, please see the Guidelines listed in Supporting Documents below.
The Foundation seeks to understand the needs and opportunities these organizations and the people they serve face because of COVID-19. This funding opportunity is intended as a short-term response to organizational challenges relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
GrantWatch ID#: 189705
The Foundation anticipates awarding approximately 15-20 grants.
The Foundation anticipates awarding grants of up to $25,000.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply online: https://towerfdn.link/covid-19
For questions, please contact the Foundation:
- Via email at email@example.com, or
- Schedule a 30-minute phone call with a Program Officer at https://towerfdn.link/30-min-call
For technical support, contact:
Don Matteson, Chief Program Officer
The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation
2351 North Forest Road
Getzville, New York 14068
USA: Massachusetts: Barnstable, Dukes, Essex, and Nantucket Counties; New York: Erie and Niagara Counties
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